OS X Cut/Paste in Finder like on Windows

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  1. hendricius macrumors newbie

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    I know this is against Mac's philosophy but I really want a simple cut/paste or copy/paste with shortcuts for my finder. Is that anyhow possible? I have tried doing this via QuickSilver, but there has to be an easier way.

    Thanks.
     
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    Some threads to read, found via MRoogle "cut paste finder"

    http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-183472.html
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=134364
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=793326
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=348626


    God damn it, DoFoT9. ;)

    Maybe it's too warm or too cold where the OP lives?
    And the best help is still feeding them instead of showing them how to anyway, but copying numerous threads between tabs is kind of cumbersome, otherwise there would be dozens of links here. The OP can be lucky GGJstudios is asleep right now.
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hey, you cant win them all :rolleyes:

    extremely lucky! i wouldnt want to be around when that happens ;)
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    Shouldn't you be in bed?

    At least your days get longer again, here on the northern side of this rock, the days get shorter and at 9PM the sun is already gone now.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    It's 9.13pm, I only just got back from uni haha! It gets dark about 5pm, I cannot wait for summer :)
     
  7. hendricius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tips. I have googled before creating this thread.

    Normally I'd just do it via Terminal, but this is even more time consuming than dragging. I don't want to drag because it's time consuming too. I much rather use short-cuts.

    Is it possible? Please no this-is-not-good discussion :).

    Ty.
     
  8. spinnerlys Guest

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    As all the other threads I linked to earlier pointed out, it is currently not possible to Cut & Paste in Finder, not files/folders anyway.
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i quite like the way when you hold down :eek:ption: it cuts and pastes. kind of cool.
     
  10. spinnerlys Guest

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    Are you sure? (you know the video by now, I guess, thus I only mentally link to it)

    It does not work for me in Mac OS X 10.6.4, either by holding down the Option/Alt key and dragging the file to another folder on the same volume (just makes a duplicate) or Option/Alt key + drag to another volume, the original file stays in place on my Mac OS X version, thus my assumption and certainly "arrogant" declaration of that fact.
    Maybe I should read the threads I linked to, thus I can answer the OP the question s/he asked. ;)

    Anyway, it does work for you (Option/Alt + drag & drop)?
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    HAHAHA. hmmm. well iirc it worked for me last time! but i honestly dont remember, i dont trust myself using it. will try again when i get home tonight and report back, both on 10.5.8 and 10.6.4 :)
     
  12. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Command-drag will move a file. It's not cut + paste, though. I believe the OP is asking of a way via AppleScript or another method to emulate cut + paste, not asking why it's not in Finder.
     
  13. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    of course, but we are simply trying to explore all options. no harm in that is there?
     
  14. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Your Google must have lost its gle.

    I think I've read about an app or two that lets you cut and paste. I don't remember the names. Try Yahoo!.
     
  15. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    moveAddict works very well. The free version can only do one file/folder at a time but that's enough for me. TotalFinder will get this function eventually too.
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    As with the other threads on this nature, the utility PathFinder is the best solution, imo.

    It provides a tabbed interface that you use to manage your folders. It allows cut/paste of files and folders and generally is a good finder replacement. I use it and find that its works very well.
     
  17. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I am not sure I would get $39.95 worth of usefulness out of it myself
    Of course I have no problem not having cut/paste in Finder
     

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